If We Were Having Coffee…11/29/15

If we were having coffee…

I would apologize for all the noise and ask you to speak up a little. As you can see (and hear) there are men with chainsaws hanging in our neighbor’s tree and several more operating  a wood chipper down below. Hubby and I have been worried about the branches hanging precariously above the power lines so we are actually quite happy to have the tree trimmers here before the first snow/ice storm hits.

WHAT WAS THAT?! Perhaps we should take our coffee to the kitchen at the back of the house….

There, that’s better. Now what were you saying? How was my Thanksgiving? Quite well, thank you. My husband’s brother and sister-in-law hosted again. This year they fed 20 of us including my sister and her family. It was fun watching little Squish have his first taste of sweet potatos and cranberry sauce. Holidays are so much more entertaining when there is a one year old at the table! Hubby and I are lucky in that our two families get along and enjoy celebrating holidays together. Most couples are forced to choose where to spend which holiday.

If we were having coffee…

I would ask you how your Thanksgiving was, or if you live outside the U.S., how your weekend was in general? Did you do anything new or exciting? Have you seen any good movies or read any good books? Personally, I am about half-way through a novel called Empire Falls” by Richard Russo. So far, it’s quite good. The main character, Miles, is a likable kind of guy and I’m hopping things work out for him. I will let you know next week.

If we were having coffee…

I’d share that last evening we went to our town’s annual Holiday Parade. It is always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, sort of a kick off to the season. Miss Dee and her tennis teammates walked in it so that was exciting and there were lots of other things you would expect as well; bands, floats, fire engines, several pageant queens and even a few horses. Unfortunately, it was drizzling Off and on and the temperatures have been unseasonably warm so feeling “Christmasy” was a bit of a challenge.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I’m very excited about the new watercolor set I purchased. It is portable and has its own mixing tray and a lot more colors than my other set.  This is my first project. It was taken from a photo Miss Dee took up in the mountains of a stream filled with autumn leaves.


I’m still playing with the paints trying to get used to how watercolor works, but I’m pretty happy with the results. I’ve watched a few videos on different techniques so maybe this week I will try and get more adventureous!😊

If we were having coffee…

We could talk about young Mr D’s new gig selling Christmas trees. This is his second year helping out at a tree farm that a friend’s father owns. It is certainly hard work, cutting and hauling the trees for the customers and then netting them up, but he seems to enjoy it. He said everyone is so happy and excited and the tips aren’t too bad either! The bonus for us is that, not only does he come home every night smelling like pine trees, but he also cuts our tree and hauls it home for us!!

Well, I certainly have enjoyed our chat. Listen….I thinks the tree trimmers are finished!  Now I can crank up the Christmas Caroles and work on some of these holiday decorations. I’ve also been working on a special theme for my posts throughout December. You may have noticed that I’m sort of a Christmas-holic!  If that is not your thing, you may want to steer clear for the next few weeks because I can get kind of obnoxiously joyous! 😊

Have a great week!

This post is part of the Weekend Coffee share brought to you courtesy of Diana at Part Time Monster.  Don’t forget to stop by and visit!

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14 responses to “If We Were Having Coffee…11/29/15

  1. Looks like I’m not the only one you loved your “obnoxiously joyous”. I’m in Australia and so don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. However, I do take part in 1000 Voices for Compassion each month and November’s theme was Gratitude. That can be challenging for me at times but through writing this post, I came to appreciate how much was going for me, even during my darkest times. Here’s the link: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/the-wisdom-of-gratitude-1000speak/
    We saw our daughter perform in a mass choir at School Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Friday night and had a family wedding. It was a huge weekend but definitely fun-filled.
    xx Rowena

  2. Obnoxiously joyous. *snicker* There’s no such thing as too much joy! 🙂

    Sounds like you had a nice holiday. And the painting is lovely! Can’t wait to see more.

  3. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Love that watercolor that you’ve painted—the color palette is soothing. 🙂

  4. if I had a middle name it would be obnoxiously joyous ^_^
    whoop whoop

    ~B

  5. I find it really hard to do things like write Christmas cards or make the christmas cake without suitably Christmassy music. My current favourite is the album Cerys Matthews did a couple of years ago, but you can’t beat a bit of Bing!

    • There is a lot of great new Christmas music out (my daughter introduced me to the Pentatonix who have a wonderful version of “The Little Drummer Boy” and the “Carole of the Bells” but as a kid it was either Bing or Johnny Mathis!😄

  6. I’ve been listening to Christmas carols since Thanksgiving day. I love to have them on wherever I am. What is your favorite carol?

    • I like so many but it depends on my mood and what I am doing. When I want that special “Christmas” feeling I usually go for “White Christmas” or “Do You Hear What I Hear”(preferably the Bing Crosby versions). How about you?

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